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When can I use the 'search archived messages' function again ?

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NomDePlume · 01/03/2006 15:23

Tried to do an archive search and this message came up....

"Monday 27 February 2006 9:50am: We have switched off archive searching while we repair the message index. It should be back later today"

Today is Weds, what happened ?

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NomDePlume · 01/03/2006 15:25

Tech ????

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MaloryTowers · 01/03/2006 15:25

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NomDePlume · 01/03/2006 15:26


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SoupDragon · 01/03/2006 16:04

You get a faster response using the \link{mailto:[email protected]\contact us} email address.

Rachel (mumsnet) · 01/03/2006 17:07

Hi there

I've alerted tech(s) to see what's score with this. You should get a response shortly.


tech · 01/03/2006 18:56

Hi, it should be back on now. Must have forgotten to turn it back on. Brain increasingly sieve-like. Sorry about that.
Regards, Tech

NomDePlume · 02/03/2006 10:13

Still not working.

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NomDePlume · 02/03/2006 10:14

Although message has changed to "We have switched off archive searching while we repair the message index. It should be back later today."

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WideWebWitch · 09/03/2006 08:58

This seems to be off a lot of the time, I've had that message several times recently, what's the story? Thanks.

WickedViperWitch · 10/03/2006 13:55

bump, anyone?

WickedViperWitch · 10/03/2006 13:55

"search the archives" will become a redundant comment if we can't! :) (for cod)

tech · 13/03/2006 10:21

Hi there,
This was happening because the message index has got so huge that it was taking hours to index. We've changed it so the rebuild builds a second copy then swaps the old one out and the new one in (should have done that in the first place, but I'm dim). This means it should be availabile all the time. BUT, in the tradition of tech changes everywhere, I've accidentally screwed up the message abstracts - the bit you get on the results. They now all say "$msg.MsgAbstract" which is not helpful. It should be back to normal tomorrow, honest, and not disappear every morning any more..... yours in shame, tech.

zippitippitoes · 13/03/2006 10:24

It sounds like hard work, well done for perservering at it..don't envy you at all, i hate the techy bits!

WideWebWitch · 14/03/2006 18:55

Thanks tech.

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